8 HUGS, 2 children, 1 9-month old, 5 adults (1 husband, 1 grade school friend, 2 karate friends, 1 new friend)
Ugh. Forgive me if I get a little emotional tonight. This morning we went to tour the school that 5 year old is going to be attending and I have been a wreck ever since. And, he doesn’t even start until the end of JULY! Oh… this is going to be a long few months. I know I have to face the fact that my little boy is growing up, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Sniff. Well, at least it makes for a good segue into my post.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know the right words to say when someone is having a hard time in their life. If you say one thing you come across callous, if you say another you come across as arrogant. Still other times you can come across as insincere and all you get is, “You just don’t understand.” I heard a wonderful story today of someone saying the right thing. I imagine the conversation went something like this:
Susan: “Janet, I don’t know what to think. I am being left in the dark about my son’s medical condition. It might be terrible news.” *sobbing*
Janet: “I will be right over.”
I will be right over. Those are some powerful words. Or, if we are not in close proximity, “I am here for you.” Either way the message comes across loud and clear. You are not alone. Janet reinforced this message with a big hug as soon as she saw Susan. (Her son is fine by the way. Yeah!)
Sooo… who is up for a quick trip to my house? *In need of hugs*
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.